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Employability awards recognise outstanding talent

The 2017 Renfrewshire Employability Awards have celebrated the successes and people making a difference to local businesses. Employees, entrepreneurs and interns were just some of the top talent recognised at the award ceremony on Wednesday (6 September 2017) hosted by television and radio presenter Bryan Burnett at Paisley Town Hall. Renfrewshire businesses nominated local people […]

One of our own stuns X Factor judges with her own performance of Prince’s Purple Rain

One of our own Paisley Buddies stuns X Factor judges with her performance of Prince’s Purple Rain. A singer from Paisley who appeared on the TV the X Factor at the weekend stunned the judges when she performed her own version of Prince’s Purple Rain. Nicole Caldwell, 27 from Paisley, received a yes from all […]

Award-winning author to inspire story-telling in Renfrewshire schools

Tour dates are included in this release. If you are interested in an interview with Ciaran Murtagh or would like a reporter or photographer to attend one of the events please contact: or 0131 524 0184 Ciaran Murtagh is a multi-award winning author and BAFTA-winning TV writer   Next week, Scottish Book Trust, the national charity […]

Johnstone to host wellbeing event for suicide prevention week

Samaritans is running a wellbeing event in Houston Square in Johnstone on Saturday 9 September to raise awareness of the support available for anyone who may be going through a tough time. The event, which will run from 10am to 5pm, comes a day before World Suicide Prevention Day, which this year has the theme […]

Award winning photographer in the frame for exhibition

A DOUBLE exhibition of the work of award-winning Scots photographer Dougie Wallace has opened, at Paisley Museum. The photographs chronicle the lives of the super-rich in London and also the Indian culture found on the streets of Mumbai. The free exhibitions, presented by Street Level Photoworks, and called ‘Harrodsburg’ and ‘Road Wallah’ run every day, […]

St Vincent’s Hospice Race Night

Dig out your fascinator, press your suits and make sure you have purchased your race badge for St Vincent’s Hospice Race Night. And they’re off!… Join us on Friday 20th October at the Glynhill Hotel. The evening will start with a sparkling drinks reception at 7.00pm followed by a delicious two-course meal. Our host for […]

STILL PLACES AVAILABLE at Ferguslie Learning Centre – Starting Soon

We still have places on some of our Community Courses at Ferguslie which are starting soon. For more info call Kathleen on 0141 842 1015. Basic Customer Service Skills CARE: Human Development Exploring Wellbeing Getting Started in IT Hand Sewing Skills Self-Confidence Workshops Horticulture Introduction to Sewing IT Office Skills Play in Early Education & […]